This species is known only from mountainous areas of northern Borneo, in Sabah and north-eastern Sarawak (Malaysia), and north-eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), from 750-1,700 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found only in submontane and montane forests, where it breeds in small, clear, rocky streams. The larvae cling to the rocks in strong currents and probably feed on lithophytic algae. It does not adapt to modified habitats.
It is a locally abundant species.
The major threat to this species' habitat is clear-cutting.
It has been recorded from the protected areas of Gunung Kinabalu National Park, Kayan Mentarang National Park, Gunung Mulu and the Crocker Range.
Inger, R., Iskandar, D., Das, I., Stuebing, R., Lakim, M., Yambun, P. & Mumpuni 2009. Meristogenys kinabaluensis. In: IUCN 2014